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Toni Hargan – Speech and Language Therapist

BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy Toni is an experienced paediatric Speech and Language Therapist at Children’s Therapies. Toni can provide speech and language assessments and individual/group therapy for children. She also has experience in providing training and support for teaching staff and parent or carers. What Toni can help with Toni helps children with a […]

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Lizzie Reid, Team Leader – Speech and Language Therapist

MSc Speech and Language Therapy, BSc Psychology (Hons) Lizzie is the team leader of Children’s Therapies and an experienced paediatric Speech and Language Therapist. She helps children with a range of speech, language, and communication difficulties, including children with behavioural, social, and emotional difficulties, and children with learning difficulties. What Lizzie can help with Lizzie […]

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Tackling toddler tantrums: 6 tips to make a big difference

Every parent knows tantrums can be really hard to deal with. Lorna Davis, our Speech and Language Therapist (and mum of a 2 year-old tantrum professional) tells us how language development can play into tantrums, and her top tantrum tactics. “Toddlers have only just started learning language. A two year-old usually only has around 50-100 words – that’s not […]

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Lorna Davis – Speech & Language Therapist

Lorna Davis MSc Speech & Language Sciences, PG Dip Psychology, BA (Hons) Linguistics, MRCSLT, MHCPC Lorna is a paediatric Speech and Language Therapist with more than 10 years experience working with children who have speech, language and communication difficulties. She works with children of all ages across a range of settings including clinics, nurseries, mainstream […]

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Learn a new language this summer…Makaton signing

This summer, we’re challenging parents to learn Makaton signing and help raise awareness of this important way to help children who have difficulty communicating. We asked our Speech and Language Therapist and Makaton Tutor, Kate Stradling, what makes it unique, and the top five signs to learn today… “Makaton signing is so easy to learn, […]

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Spotting the Early Signs of Autism

Diagnosing autism is complex, but there are a few common signs that can help if you’re worried your child might have autism. Children’s psychologist Daniela Di Ciano tells us more. “I know a lot of parents can be worried about their child having autism. There’s so much pressure nowadays to make sure your child is hitting […]

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How to ditch the dummy! Dummies and their impact on speech development

Many parents give their babies and young children dummies to help them get to sleep and to comfort them.   Babies have a strong sucking reflex and some research has shown that the use of dummies can help very young babies establish good sucking patterns. However, there are concerns about the long-term use of dummies, particularly […]

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Marianne Brown, Speech and Language Therapist at Children's Therapies

Speech and Language Development – When to Seek Help

The following post is taken from an article for Families South West Magazine’s November 2012 issue, written by Marianne Brown… Speech and Language Development – when to seek help As a parent it’s often difficult to know when a child’s development falls within the ‘normal’ range and when there is cause for concern.  Just like […]

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Marianne Brown, Speech and Language Therapist at Children's Therapies

What is the impact of TV on your child’s development?

Watching TV seems like a pretty harmless activity, and for older children who watch small amounts this might be the case.  But what is the impact of TV on your child’s development?  Did you know that watching TV could actually be harmful for babies and toddlers and delay their communication development? Experts in child development […]

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Kate Stradling - Speech & Language Therapist

Kate Stradling – Speech & Language Therapist

Kate Stradling, MSc, MRCSLT, HCPC Kate is a Speech and Language Therapist with more than 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings including community clinics, mainstream and special schools. She specialises in supporting children and young adults with speech and language difficulties, social communication difficulties, a range of autism spectrum disorders, and […]

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